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  • Facebook's Messenger app evolving into a multitasking tool that mixes business with more pleasure Yesterday

    San Francisco: Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next. In an effort to pull off the transformation, Facebook is opening Messenger so outside programmers can build...
  • Maharashtra: No minister in Fadnavis government has declared assets, reveals RTI Yesterday

    Mumbai: None of the Ministers in the new Maharashtra government have given information to the Chief Minister about their assets and liabilities as mandated, according to the state government's response to a RTI query. RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought information about assets and liabilities declared by the Cabinet as well...
  • Idea Cellular launches 3G services in Delhi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Idea Cellular launched 3G services in Delhi using spectrum that it won as part of the February 2014 auction. "With the 3G launch in Delhi, Idea has not only expanded its 3G footprint to 12 circles across the country, but has also become the only mobile operator...
  • Microsoft expands partnerships with leading device manufacturers to offer services across platforms 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As part of its cross-device strategy, Microsoft has begun expanding its partnerships with leading device makers in a bid to further its services on more consumer devices. On March 23, Microsoft formally announced that it was expanding its partnership with Samsung and under the refreshed policies, Android smartphones by...
  • Bharti Airtel partners Amazon to offer cloud services in India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel today announced partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer its cloud computing services to customers in India. "In line with this market adoption, we are excited to strengthen Airtel's cloud services portfolio by adding Amazon Web Services to our growing list of cloud services providers....
  • New age limit for IAS, IPS induction applicable from this year 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The recent two-year increase in the age limit of 54 years for induction into IAS and IPS from state civil services will be applicable from this year onwards, the Centre has said. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had on Tuesday notified new rules raising the age...
  • 1987 Hashimpura massacre case: 16 UP policemen acquitted by Delhi court 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday acquitted 16 Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case. Delivering the judgement, the court said that there was lack of evidence, especially regarding the identity of the accused. It referred the matter to Delhi State Legal Services Authority for...
  • Helicopter bookings for Amarnath Yatra to start from March 20 1 week ago

    Jammu: Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for this year's Amarnath Yatra will start from March 20, a senior official of the shrine board said in Jammu on Thursday. "The advance online booking of helicopter tickers for this year's Amarnath Yatra would start from March 20; the Shrine Board has made...
  • German court bans Uber's ridesharing service across the nation 1 week ago

    Berlin: A German court banned Uber from offering its ridesharing service nationwide on Wednesday, adding to the company's troubles in Europe. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said the ruling banning the UberPop service from offering rides with drivers who don't have taxi permits was issued Wednesday. The ruling can be...
  • Sony launches PlayStation Vue online TV service for $50 a month 1 week ago

    New York: Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50. The Web and cloud-based television service, which allows users to access live TV and on-demand video, has been in test mode since...
  • IOTY 2014: Nominees for public service category March 18, 2015

    This category recognizes individuals and organisations who are the flag bearers of change and whose exemplary efforts have triggered far-reaching impact in the world. They have stood and succeeded against adversity, propagating a humanitarian point of view without caring for position, fame or money. ...
  • Package containing cyanide received by White House March 18, 2015

    Washington: The White House has received poisonous cyanide packed in an envelope carrying the address of a man who had earlier sent a similar package covered in urine and feces to the US president's official residence, according to the US Secret Service. "On Monday March 16, an envelope was received...
  • Tongam Rina wins Indian of the Year in public service category March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Journalist Tongam Rina wins the Indian of the Year 2014 for public service. She is the Associate Editor of Arunachal Times and was shot at close range for writing against the endemic corruption in her state. Recovered from her injuries, she continues her journalism of courage highlighting how...
  • India bets on mobiles in battle on maternal, child deaths March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world's highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers. Amid a scarcity of doctors and public hospitals, India is relying on...
  • Google sued by Crimean resident over suspending Internet services in area March 17, 2015

    Moscow: A resident of Sevastopol in Crimea, the region which acceded to Russia from Ukraine last year, is suing Google over suspended Internet services, Tass news agency reported Monday. Sevastopol's Leninsky district court accepted Dmitry Mishin's claim that the Internet giant incorrectly implemented the US president's executive order when it suspended...
  • Apple in talks to launch online TV service; expected to be announced in June: Report March 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple's much-hinted-at TV service may soon become a reality as the iPhone maker is in talks with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such...
  • Sony plans US launch of its video-streaming service later this year: Report March 13, 2015

    New York: Sony Corp is planning the U.S. rollout of its long-anticipated video-streaming product later this year, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Sony Computer Entertainment President Andrew House said in an interview with the Journal that PlayStation Vue will launch within two weeks in New...
  • Court sets April 9 as final date for verdict in Satyam case March 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: A special court in Hyderabad is trying the multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL) on Monday said it will pronounce its judgement in the CBI-probed case on April 9. Citing voluminous documents in the case, Special Judge BVLN Chakravarthi said, "On April nine, the judgement will...
  • Nagaland: Mobile, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur, 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    Karbi Anglong: The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle...
  • White House on lockdown after loud bang is heard: Report March 7, 2015

    Washington: The White House was put on lockdown on Saturday after a loud noise was heard on the South Lawn moments before President Barack Obama and his family were due to take off by helicopter, a White House pool report said on Saturday. It said the noise prompted Secret Service agents...
  • IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to boost its human-like computing services March 5, 2015

    Seattle: International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful. The purchase is designed to boost IBM's push into more human-like computing services, based around its...
  • Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot programme that allegedly collected data on transport demand March 5, 2015

    Tokyo: Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country's laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern...
  • HBO to launch video streaming service with Apple, Google: Report March 5, 2015

    New York: HBO network is in talks with Apple, Google and some other companies to be its launch partner for the highly anticipated HBO Now video streaming service, according to two media reports. The service's retail price is expected to be $15 a month and will launch next month, timed to...
  • Uber buys mapping and search startup deCarta: Report March 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: Ride service Uber is buying mapping and search startup deCarta for an unspecified amount, technology website Mashable said on Tuesday, citing an Uber representative. Uber would buy deCarta's technology and talent through the deal, which closes later this week, Mashable reported. DeCarta provides a software platform that focuses on location-based service...
  • India's online cab service Ola buys rival TaxiForSure for $200 million March 3, 2015

    Mumbai: App-based cab service Ola has bought rival TaxiForSure for $200 million as it eyes a bigger share in India's fast-growing online taxi services industry, where it competes with local players as well as Uber, the U.S. based online taxi-hailing company. The deal by Ola, backed by Japan's SoftBank Corp, is...
  • TRAI asks Vodafone to stop using 'unallocated' 111 for customer care services March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sector regulator Trai today directed Vodafone to stop using '111' for offering customer care services, as it violates the national numbering plan, and submit a compliance report by March 10. In a direction to Vodafone, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said that Department of Telecom had issued...
  • Finance Ministry proposes levy of tax on all government services March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Monday proposed the levy of service tax on all services provided by the government and an enabling provision has been proposed in the Finance Bill in this regard. Although the list of services which will incur the service tax has not been decided, telecom and...
  • Ola Cabs acquires TaxiForSure in $200 million deal March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Country's leading taxi service aggregator Ola Cabs has acquired its rival TaxiForSure in a cash and equity deal worth $200 million. "Furthering its mission to revolutionise personal transportation in the country, Ola announced that it has acquired TaxiForSure for $200 million in a cash and equity deal," the company...
  • Will Smith's 'Focus' opens with $19.1 million to win U.S. box office March 2, 2015

    Los Angeles: Will Smith's new action drama 'Focus' booted the kinky sex tale 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for its perch atop U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, racking up $19.1 million in ticket sales. Smith, in his first leading role since 2013's "After Earth," plays a seasoned con artist who...
  • Now, free legal advice, training at DU's legal aid clinics March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: To extend free advice on questions of law and offer consultations on matters like property rights, Delhi University is hosting legal aid clinics which will not be restricted only to the varsity fraternity but open to all. The clinics, which will also impart para-legal training to DU students and...